A Data Entry Operator earns an average wage of $12.05 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Data Entry Operator Total Pay (?
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$19,967 - $42,469
(Median)
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37K
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MEDIAN: $29,771
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Data Entry Operator Total Pay (?
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$9.11 - $16.18
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,967 - $42,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,298  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,167 - $37,938  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $16.18  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $23.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $1,298  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,167 - $37,938  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 582
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Job Description for Data Entry Operator
Data Entry Operators transcribe data from various sources and documents and enter data into an online computer system via a PC. Operators will utilize the data to create and update databases. Roles will include operating a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records and maintaining a daily count of all claims processes. Data Entry Operators should be detail-oriented and be able to enter data quickly with minimal errors. Editing skills are required. Operators will need to be able to check over work quickly and correct any errors found in their work. Data Entry Operators should able to input between 8,000 and 10,000 keystrokes per hour. Familiarity with computers and computer systems is a plus, particularly spreadsheet and data entry software.
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Data Entry Operator Tasks
  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Houston
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National Average
$26,000
Tampa
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Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 22%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%
Typing
up arrow 4%
Data Processing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$26,000
Customer Service
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 32%
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